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Stuart Pompel Named DCI’s 2020 World Class Director Of The Year

We are proud to share that Pacific Crest’s own Stuart Pompel has been awarded DCI’s Director of the Year award for the 2020 season! Each year, one corps director from each of the World and Open Class levels is recognized for their “exceptional leadership qualities presented throughout the season,” according to DCI.org. The recipient of […]

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Boston Crusaders Alumni & Friends Celebration Recap

On Saturday, August 1st, Crusader Nation joined together from across the country for a celebration like no other! Kicking off with a Zoom reunion, alumni from across the generations logged on for an afternoon of reconnecting, reminiscing, and rejoicing. Later in the evening, the Zoom opened up to a public Facebook Live stream for all […]

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Bluecoats Brass Podcast 13-Finals Week Memories

DCI Finals week is usually the most exciting part of tour. The emotions are running high for everyone. This week, we’re reminiscing about stories from the past, both as a performer and as a staff member. We also announce the winner of our Best Bluecoats Ballad contest and we answer a few questions that were […]

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Michael Gaines Joins Leadership Team As Interim Director Of Program Operations

We are delighted to announce that Michael Gaines has accepted the position of Interim Director of Program Operations for the Vanguard Music and Performing Arts. Michael will be working with our Interim Co-Executive Directors, Jeremy Van Wert, and Michael Kovalich to build and execute operational plans that support the organization’s future. While we would love […]

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Bluecoats Brass Podcast Bonus-2014 DCI Finals Brass Tape (Jeff Harper)

2020 SUMMER BONUS EPISODE! Each week this summer, we’ll release a past Bluecoats brass judge tape from a show in the same city we would’ve been at if we were on tour. Today is our brass tape from the 2014 DCI Finals in Indianapolis, IN. The brass judge was Jeff Harper. Read the rest of […]

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Bluecoats Brass Podcast Bonus-2016 DCI Semifinals Brass Tape (Paul McGarr)

2020 SUMMER BONUS EPISODE! Each week this summer, we’ll release a past Bluecoats brass judge tape from a show in the same city we would’ve been at if we were on tour. Today is our brass tape from the 2016 DCI Semifinals in Indianapolis, IN. The brass judge was Paul McGarr. Read the rest of […]

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Dr. David Holsinger Joins Cadets 1992 And 1993 Reunions

The second week of Cadets Virtual Reunions ends Friday, August 7, with alumni from the 1990s getting together and sharing lots of stories and memories. This week of reunions has featured several guests, including acclaimed composer, conductor, and educator, David Holsinger. The Cadets performed Dr. Holsinger’s music in both 1992 and 1993. In 1992, The […]

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Bluecoats Brass Podcast Bonus-2018 DCI Prelims Brass Tape (Albert Lo)

2020 SUMMER BONUS EPISODE! Each week this summer, we’ll release a past Bluecoats brass judge tape from a show in the same city we would’ve been at if we were on tour. Today is our brass tape from the 2018 DCI Prelims in Indianapolis, IN. The brass judge was Albert Lo. Read the rest of […]

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Keep The Scouts “Undefeated”

The Madison Scouts launch the “Undefeated” fundraising campaign to run from Monday, August 3rd through Saturday, August 8th. The corps will symbolically transport one of its historic flags across every show location of the cancelled DCI Summer Tour. Each time $1000 is raised, the flag will advance to the next location. With 27 locations to […]

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Forward March! 2020

Thursday August 6, 2020, Spirit of Atlanta will hosts the Virtual Forward March event. The free event features performances and appearances by Spirit of Atlanta current members, alumni, and multiple special guests. Plus a special recognition for a key supporter in the arts and community. Read the rest of the article here.

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